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    Posted: 13/June/2011 at 19:30

Quote NotInHallofFame.com has a new interview up with former TNA star Mick Foley. Here is a part where Foley is asked about the WWE Hall of Fame:

During Baron Mikel Sciclunas match, either you or Michael Cole made a joke about him being a Hall of Famer; I believe the same with Johnny Rodz. Though that was likely tongue in cheek, at the same you have these two in the Hall of Fame with Bruno Sammartino not. Granted, we know why that is with Bruno, but once your career winds up in TNA you would have to be considered a lock by many wrestling fans to enter the WWE Hall of Fame, should you wish to go in. What then is your take on the WWE Hall of Fame as an institution? Do you view it as a marketing thing, or do you view it as legitimate? Again, as I watched that thing with Edge, it really struck me that there was an audience who really believe in this Hall.

Yeah, I think its all of the above. It is a legitimate Hall of Fame, for a lot of guys it is the Hall of Fame. It is a marketing tool, and it is one mans creation and in some cases one mans decision, but there are certain guys like Edge, like Shawn Michaels, like the majority who consider the Hall of Fame to be the final exclamation point on their career. I remember in 96, I was the one guy not invited to the Hall of Fame dinner as they wanted to protect my character at the time. In 2003, there was talk of inducting me in the Hall of Fame in the middle of the ring at Madison Square Garden., because the event hadnt become bigger than the Hall itself. There is no actual physical hall. It was only after that in 2004 they started filming it and to their credit it has become one of the biggest events of the year and certainly is an honor that most people feel is legitimate and would appreciate to be in

Well, when we say most people would we include Mick Foley in that?

Would I say that? Yeah. Its funny. I used to go back and forth because deep down everyone needs that healing moment with Vince whether they realize it or not. Everybody wants to have closure with Vince. I would say to people when I asked I dont know, maybe for my kids, maybe if I got to go first or last but the game changer for me was when they mentioned my book (Countdown to Lockdown) on the air in October. I thought that showed a great deal of respect. It was a nice gesture and much appreciated. At that point I made the mental decision that if I was ever asked I would go in.

He should want to go in for his career and not just because Vince was kind enough to let his latest book get publicity last year.

At least he's not brown nosing too much as he's honest enough to see the HOF as a marketing tool as much as anything else.

The closure with Vince comment is funny. No matter how much someone hates Vince at some point, Foley is insinuating most of the guys want to be acknowledged by him through an induction.

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Quote Mick Foley recently spoke with Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com, which you can subscribe to on iTunes at this link. Here are some highlights and the audio below:

How he would sum up his time in TNA:

It was frustrating. It was enjoyable. It was great for my family. It was a great way of life for three years as far as being home and not having to entertain too many commitments. But it was a little frustrating.

On getting back with another promotion like WWE:

I'm looking forward to the prospect of doing something soon on television again. I have no idea when that might be but I think it will be in the next several months.

On whether or not he would like to do broadcast work again:

(laughs) You know what? I'm not ruling it out. I'm not ruling it out. Sometimes I think at the end of my run in TNA I wonder what would have happened if I had would have been just a little more willing to accept the job under the terms, under those unusual terms that WWE broadcasters have. And the truth is JR and I would be a pretty good team and I'd be really woven into that fabric of week to week television. And I doubt that being yelled at would even bother me any more. I might be willing to give it a try. You never know. Stranger things have happened.


I think that Mick Foley should just call it a day and retire, he is old and washed up and should just let us remember all the great times of his rather than him making us remember him as the guy who didn't leave soon enough.

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Quote WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley recently spoke with The Sporting News for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.

On his most recent WWE run and working with Stephanie McMahon on the air: "It was pretty agonizing just getting to and from the shows but once I was there, I felt like I made a contribution. I really enjoyed working with Stephanie. I'm deeply indebted to her for a really beautiful foreword for my book and I hope I get the chance to interact with her some more when I eventually return in some shape because, eventually, we all return."

On possibly appearing on the RAW 25th Anniversary show on January 22nd: "I'm sure it will be a good show with or without me. I thought a year away is probably proper when you've been fired in public but I think 10 months is probably plenty of time. If I get the call; I don't know what I'll do if I get the call. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it."

Check out the complete Mick Foley interview at SportingNews.com.


 
Sounds promising on a return and that's good because he works so well with Stephanie Mcmahon.
 
Very coy about the anniversary show. I would be surprised if he hasn't already been sounded out.
 
Since his operation hopefully he's in much less pain getting around. Can't have been comfy sat for hours in a car or on a plane stiffening up in pain.
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no doubt he'll have been sounded out, it just depends on what is happening with the allegations against him. certainly, if more come forward, he has to take a step back, and WWE will certainly be quick to drop him from the show.
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